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Related Publications, References, Websites & Factsheets




Information about Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement & Correctional Facilities


National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) - click here


NACOLE Flyer about the value of Civilian Oversight - click here


February 2017 Article from Governing Magazine - "The New, More Powerful Wave of Civilian Oversight of Police" - click here


List of Local Jail Oversight Entities in the U.S. - click here


2010 PACE Law Review Article - "Independent Correctional Oversight Mechanisms Across the United States: A 50-State Inventory" - by Michele Deitch - University of Texas - click here


2008 American Bar Association Resolution About Effective Monitoring of Correctoinal and Detention Facilities - click here






Information about Special Issues in Jail & Prison Oversight


2010 American Journal of Criminal Law Article - "Special Populations and the Importance of Prison Oversight" - by Michele Deitch - University. of Texas - click here


Making Hard Time Harder Programmatic Accommodations for Inmates with Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act - by the AVID Prison Project - click here






Onondaga County/Syracuse Human Rights Commission Factsheets:


Mission & Objectives of the Human Rights Commission and Justice Center Oversight Committee - click here


Description of Types of Incidents & Complaints Justice Center Oversight Committee is Authorized to Review (2 Page Excerpt from Enabling Legislation) - click here


2015 Onondaga County Legislation that Established the Justice Center Oversight

Committee (along with the 2015 Legislation that Renewed the Human Rights Commission & Designated it as the source of Administrative Suppprt for the JCOC) - click here


The Rights of Persons Who Have Limited Proficiency with English (LEP) - click here






New York State Commission of Correction - click here


The Mission of the The New York State Commission of Correction is "to provide for a safe, stable and humane correctional system in New York State.


To this end, the Commission:

  • Promulgates minimum standards for the management of correctional facilities;
  • Evaluates, investigates and oversees local and state correctional facilities and police lock-ups;
  • Assists in developing new correctional facilities; and
  • Provides technical assistance."




From the New York State Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)


Title 9 - Executive Department, Subtitle AA - State Commission of Correction



New York State Minimum Standards for Local Jails & Prisons - click here



New York State Minimum Standards for Police Lockups - click here



New York State Minimum Standards for Secure Juvenile Detention Facilities - click here






The Correctional Association of New York- click here


"Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York (the CA) is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society.


In 1846, the CA was granted authority by New York State Legislature to inspect prisons and to report its findings and recommendations to the public. The only private organization in New York with unrestricted access to prisons, the CA has remained steadfast in its commitment to inform the public debate on criminal justice for nearly 170 years. The CA utilizes its unique legislative mandate to expose abusive practices, educate the public and policymakers about what goes on behind prison walls, and advocate for systemic, lasting and progressive change.


Working in collaboration with a broad base of stakeholders and advocates, the CA works to build the power of the communities most negatively affected by criminal justice policy and decrease the state’s use and abuse of incarceration as a response to the socioeconomic problems facing our communities."








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